Shadow puppets have been used by many Eastern and Western cultures to tell their stories. This is an example of a finely cut Wayang Kulit puppet from Java, Indonesia. It is made from buffalo skin with rods made from cow horns.
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Indonesia ~ Dancer from Koedoes, Java ~ 1867
A Javanese boy #zimmermanngoesto
Portret van de Sultan van Djogjakarta Hamengkoe Boewono VI (1855-1877)
Sultan Hamangkoe Buwonoe VII of Yogjakarta (c. 1880 CE Central Java) -Kassian Cephas Tropenmuseum
Young Javanese dancers, Java. Date unknown.